Health Information

Hand and Wrist

  • Hand Pain and Problems

    Common hand problems include arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and ganglion cysts.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Women develop carpal tunnel syndrome three times more frequently than men. It usually occurs only in adults.

  • Overview of Hand Surgery

    Many different types of surgeries can be performed on the hand, depending on the underlying cause of the problem.

  • Diagnosing Hand Conditions

    In some cases, a diagnosis can be made simply based on a physical examination. In other cases, though, tests may be needed to help confirm the diagnosis.

  • Dupuytren's Contracture

    This disease usually begins with a thickening of the skin in the palm of the hand. This may develop into a hard lump or thick band that eventually causes the fingers to contract.

  • Carpal Tunnel Release

    Carpal tunnel release is a surgery that’s used to treat and potentially heal the painful condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.